Brooklyn Nets: 10 best players from 2nd NBA decade (1986-96)
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By Phil Watson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – 1993: Sam Bowie #31 of the New Jersey Nets rebounds against the Chicago Bulls during a game played circa 1993 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets entered their 2nd decade in the NBA with 5 straight playoff trips. Dark times loomed, but here are their 10 best players from 1986-96.

The New Jersey Nets — now known as the Brooklyn Nets — had made five consecutive postseason appearances coming out of their first decade in the NBA, but hard time were straight ahead on the horizon.

The Nets fell from 39 wins in 1985-86 to just a 24-58 record in 1986-87 and they would be a non-entity for the next five seasons, losing at least 56 games every year and burning through three head coaches and an interim head coach in that...

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